Chobe Game Lodge

Maun, Botswana

The hotel

The only permanent game lodge located within the Chobe National Park, Chobe Game Lodge is an absolute must for any traveller looking to explore this world famous game park. In an incredible setting, the lodge boasts the 250m long ‘Chobe Deck of Fame’ boardwalk which overlooks the Chobe River, allowing you unrestricted viewing of elephants, hippos, lions and more as they come down to the river bank to drink. The area is known for its large concentration of elephants which congregate in large herds and often swim across the river in the summer months, creating scenes you could only ever dream of! Other members of the 'Big Five' are also prolific, get up even closer on a quiet electric powered game drive vehicle or enjoy a unique view from one of the lodge’s electric boats – making the lodge the first electric-powered safari operator in Africa. The river safaris are particularly special and elephants are almost guaranteed but for a romantic evening, try the sunset cruise! Close to Livingstone and a great place to end your holiday or as a safari option from Victoria Falls, your time here will be unforgettable. Beautifully decorated and newly refurbished with graceful high arches and barrel-vault ceilings, the atmosphere is one of spaciousness and tranquillity. It was even good enough for Elizabeth Taylor, as a frequent guests she even married Richard Burton here is 1975. There’s a large swimming pool to relax by and a riverside BOMA around which to enjoy traditional entertainment. African bliss.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the banks of the Chobe River, in the north east of Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Transfer time from Kasane Airport: 45 minutes. Transfer time from Livingstone and the Victoria Falls: approximately 2 hours.

Hotel information

44 rooms, consisting of 39 standard, 1 family and 4 suites. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, private patio, mini-bar and en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. Standard Rooms are river-facing with 1 doube bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals, all soft drinks and local brand alcoholic beverages with one complimentary mini-bar per day. Two scheduled activities per day. National Park entrance fees and complimentary return airport transfers for scheduled flights. Laundry services.

Riverside BOMA, dining terrace and open air patio. 2 bars. Game activities in 4x4 vehicles or on a river boat safari. Sundowner cruises are also available. Large deck for game viewing. Swimming pool. Gym. Massage room*. Library. Curio shop. Traditional evening entertainment. Laundry facility.

3 night itinerary

Day 1: Livingstone to Chobe
Pick up at Livingstone airport or your hotel for the road and boat transfer to Chobe Game Lodge. Afternoon game activity. (D)
Day 2-3: Chobe Game Lodge
Daily game activities in Chobe. (B/L/D)
Day 4: Chobe Game Lodge to Livingstone
Morning road and boat transfer to Livingstone airport (a visa will be required for re-entry into Zambia) or your chosen hotel. Alternatively add a Botswana safari. (B)

Inclusions:

-3 nights accommodation
-All meals
-3 scheduled activities per day
-All soft drinks and local brand beverages
-Complimentary mini-bar at Chobe Game Lodge
-National Park Entrance Fees
-Laundry services
-Medical evacuation
-Scheduled road transfers as specified above

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Chobe game lodge is amazing

Sep 22, 2019 Sunpuppy99 South Ponte Vedra Beach

We were at Chobe Game Lodge for 2 wonderful nights. Every morning we went with our Kedi for a morning game drive. Kedi had eagle eyes for spotting animals and she never failed to find us something new every day. In the evening this multi talented lady cruised us up and down the Chobe river where we saw fantastic sights like hippo playing and… Read more
We were at Chobe Game Lodge for 2 wonderful nights. Every morning we went with our Kedi for a morning game drive. Kedi had eagle eyes for spotting animals and she never failed to find us something new every day. In the evening this multi talented lady cruised us up and down the Chobe river where we saw fantastic sights like hippo playing and crocs sunning themselves. Chobe game lodge was also an outstanding place to few elephants up close! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Two Different Ways to Go on Safari

Sep 19, 2019 FredJ957 Las Vegas, Nevada

My wife & I booked our stay at Chobe Game Lodge because it is located inside Chobe National Game Preserve, which is known for its large herds of elephants and my wife wanted to see elephants. While we saw lots of elephants, we were treated to a lot more than just elephants on the safaris. Like most safari lodges, we were treated to two safaris… Read more
My wife & I booked our stay at Chobe Game Lodge because it is located inside Chobe National Game Preserve, which is known for its large herds of elephants and my wife wanted to see elephants. While we saw lots of elephants, we were treated to a lot more than just elephants on the safaris. Like most safari lodges, we were treated to two safaris each day, one in a land vehicle & one by boat on the Chobe River. When I booked the stay, I did not realize that there would be boat safaris. Seeing elephants, lions, eagles, hippos, crocodiles and other animals from the water was a real treat with lots of great photo opportunities. I highly recommend it. Chobe Game Lodge is definitely 5 star! I cannot say enough good things about our room, the food, the staff....everything about the lodge & safari experiences was outstanding! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to see large herds of Elephants and staying a great lodge

Sep 14, 2019 Christopher_Parsons1 Watford, United Kingdom

Stayed 17th July for 2 nights. On arrival at the lodge we were met and had a warm welcome with nice refreshing towels. Check in was simple and we were given all the information we needed for our stay. We were then taken to our rooms and our adjacent room request was met. After lunch we went down to a viewing platform looking over the river and… Read more
Stayed 17th July for 2 nights. On arrival at the lodge we were met and had a warm welcome with nice refreshing towels. Check in was simple and we were given all the information we needed for our stay. We were then taken to our rooms and our adjacent room request was met. After lunch we went down to a viewing platform looking over the river and flood plains. We saw over a hundred elephants drinking and eating in their individual herds, which was amazing and on all our safaris we have never seen so many elephants. That evening we were taken on our first activity which was a sundowner boat drive. Our guide for the stay was Miss B. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and had very interesting facts. We saw many elephants again that evening and were lucky enough to see elephants swimming across the river. The next day game drives were conducted from vehicles it was very good and again saw many elephants along with, eagles, buffalo, giraffes, warthogs and many different birds and antelopes which Miss B identified and explained. Half way through our game drive we stop to stretch our legs and if needed there were toilets which were clean and had toilet paper! All the food was excellent and our waiter Teko was very nice and on our last evening we had a surprise dinner on the walk way overlooking the river and heard lions roaring in the distance. Our last morning, we left slightly earlier and headed off to see if we can find the lions. We were lucky enough to find the pack of 5 lions which was really nice to watch. Overall service and activities were excellent and an excellent stay in Chobe. On our trip in Botswana we used Desert & Delta throughout. Each camp we stayed at were all completely different and very unique. But they all had great service, made you feel welcome and made each and everyone feel special and the itinerary ran very similar. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An Oasis in the Wild!

Sep 6, 2019 Edna B AZ

Still do not know how we got the 2 room suite we stayed in as it was booked by our travel agent. The view from the private balcony was no less view than all the rooms at Chobe Game Lodge as all rooms face the Chobe River! All the amenities were appreciated; great soaps, great coffee in room, snacks, and the meals were tremendous! Flo was our… Read more
Still do not know how we got the 2 room suite we stayed in as it was booked by our travel agent. The view from the private balcony was no less view than all the rooms at Chobe Game Lodge as all rooms face the Chobe River! All the amenities were appreciated; great soaps, great coffee in room, snacks, and the meals were tremendous! Flo was our safari guide. Really like the schedule, with three drives a day, at least one on the river. Plenty of time for resting and meals. We had a private dinner on the riverfront, do not know how we rated that, but perhaps due to my husband celebrating his 67th birthday on this trip, which he had yearned to see Africa for a long time. He was honored for his birthday with singing and a cake at breakfast, which we had seen the day before, and it seemed funny at breakfast, but sure enlivend you for the day ahead! Read less
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Aug 29, 2019 eb530 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The staff at the Chobe Game Lodge was extremely professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. They easily accommodated my vegan dietary restrictions. They also recognized and celebrated my birthday. Our tour guide was outstanding. She went above and beyond to ensure we had the best experience possible. I highly recommend this lodge to anyone… Read more
The staff at the Chobe Game Lodge was extremely professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. They easily accommodated my vegan dietary restrictions. They also recognized and celebrated my birthday. Our tour guide was outstanding. She went above and beyond to ensure we had the best experience possible. I highly recommend this lodge to anyone interested in visiting Chobe. This is the only lodge in the park, so a lot of time is saved by staying here. The staff makes you feel comfortable and carefree. We’re definitely recommending to all of our friends and family. Read less